Review article on forest operations and sediment in the Piedmont by Kris Brown


Proceedings, 18th Central Hardwood Forest Conference, Miller et al. Eds., 2012 March 26-28; Morgantown, WV; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-117. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 531 p.

Proceedings from the 18th Central Hardwood Forest Conference in 2012 were published this week.  Kris Brown has a nice review paper in the proceedings that documents BMP implementation and effectiveness for water quality protection associated with forest roads and skid trails, streamside management zones, harvesting, site preparation, and stream crossings.  It’s the first synthesis of research on erosion and sedimentation associated with forest operations in the Piedmont of the mid-Atlantic and southeastern US.


Dr. Kevin McGuire is an associate professor in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation and the associate director for the Virginia Water Resources Research Center in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech.

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